Many societies and communities have collected documents, maps, photographs, census details, school and church registers, etc., relating to their areas. These are mostly kept in houses of private individuals but in some cases are available to researchers by prior appointment.

The Local History Association is keen to publicize any local history archive to which the genuine local history researcher can have access and an initial list is given below.

Chipping Campden

The Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society archive is kept in The Old Police Station, High Street, Chipping Campden, for openings hours visit


Cranham Local History Society archive. Contact Mrs Jan Whitton, email

Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean Local History Society Archive. Contact:


Minchinhampton Local History Group archive located at The Trap House, West End, Minchinhampton currently open first Monday of each month. Contact Email


The Nailsworth Town archive is located in the Town Hall, Horsley Road, Nailsworth and is currently open Monday mornings 10 to 12.

Swindon Village Society

Swindon Village Society Archive. Contact Eileen Allen, email


The History of Tetbury Society archive is kept in the Market House, Tetbury. Contact Jane Haines, tel 01666 504196 or email


Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum, Town Hall, Winchcombe. Open 1st April to 31st October Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm. Contact the Curator, tel 07708798202


The Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society archive is located in the Wotton Heritage Centre, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, tel 01453 521541

Should any other societies wish to publicize their archives please contact the Chairman